Friday, August 9, 2013

Cincinnati/Newport, Part 3

Did you happen to notice the ladder we used in my "Part 2" post? Here's another shot of it:

It's a housewarming gift that Grandpa and I gave to Jess and Alex. We thought it'd be pretty useful for painting those 10-foot high walls, among other things. Maybe you've seen it advertised on TV.

It's the "Little Giant"!

We found it to be invaluable! It made for a very secure place from which to paint, even in the highest places.

It was also great for using on the staircase. Someone (the only one of us not in this photo) sneakily took a picture of me painting from the ladder. It doesn't look too scary from this angle, but when you're at the top of the staircase looking down and having to reach way up high with that paint brush... well, it did feel a bit scary! The ladder was very secure on the steps, but it made me feel better having someone standing there at least looking like he was making sure the ladder wouldn't slip. ;) I carefully went up higher than in this pic, too. I was so brave! :)

We loved the ladder! It was so useful, and it did everything we needed it to. The only drawback was that it's pretty heavy, and neither Jess nor I could move it alone. But that's minor. And that's what we had those men for, right? :)

Here's a fun highlight from one of our painting days. The ice cream truck came by! Yes, it played its happy little tune over and over and over and over..... and it happened to park right in front of J&A's house!

Grandpa couldn't resist it, so he and Jess went out and got shakes for us.



Auntie Kris said...

Great! Now the 'ice cream truck song' is going to go through my head all day!

Why is the most height challenged person on the ladder trying to paint the highest wall? Was she the bravest?

Love all the photos!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Do we actually see you in a photo? That never happens too often. I find I it rather ironic that How About Orange painted over orange walls but with 10' ceilings that was a lot orange. Mark

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Kris. Fortunately I can't even remember what the song sounds like, but I know it got annoying by the time the truck left. Sorry it's stuck in your head. ;( Gee, I've never thought of myself as height challenged. :) But yes... I was the BRAVEST! (Of the 2 of us who were wielding the brushes, anyway. The other apparently felt more comfortable with my camera.) ;)

Yes, Mark... but luckily for me you didn't get any closer shot than that. ;) Ironic, indeed!

annie dee said...

Very brave - I would never!
Especially not on stairs...(shivering at the thought)

Grandma G said...

Amazing what we'll go through for our kids, isn't it? ;)

Anonymous said...

Grandma G while in the picture you seem in the back ground. It is amazing how close up I can bring you with my iPad zoom. But rest assured you still look great close up.
X Z D goat
(Ask Cindy what that low German phonetically spelled means)

Jessica Jones said...

Funny how we have the same posture in that last photo. The other day Alex stared at me in amazement and told me I shook my head exactly like Pa does. Never noticed what he does, but apparently I do it the same way sometimes.

Grandma G said...

I noticed that in the photo, too, Jess. :) I'll keep an eye out for the head shake... not sure how it goes. ;)

Mark, you flatter.... big time! :) Didja like my knee pads? I did ask Cindy. LOL Same backatcha! :)